Calathea are tropical species that are popular houseplant additions because of the bold markings on their abundant foliage. The Calathea 'White Fusion' cultivar, with its variegated shades of white, green and lilac, is no exception. Although their care can be a little more particular than some houseplants, once you get it right, you will be rewarded with an eye-catching display of foliage that grows profusely and quickly.
PLANT CARE :
- Filtered bright light is what is needed. Morning sunlight is fine, but it’s best to avoid intense afternoon sunlight. Too much light can result in the markings fading and leaf curling, and too shady a position and the markings won't develop properly in the first place.
- These plants like high humidity, but overly wet soils can lead to root rot and bacterial and fungal issues. Once the top inch of soil is dry, this is usually a good indicator that your plant will appreciate some more water. When watering, water the plant moderately and slowly from above, allowing water to soak through to the roots, then tip out any excess water. Crisping leaves can be a sign your plant is overly dry. Using a Sustee Moisture Meter stick helps to figure out how much moisture is in the soil so you don’t under or overwater.
- Prefers higher levels of humidity, around 75% or above. If the air around the plant is too dry, you can mist its leaves from time to time.
Height of the plant - 40cm. Diameter of the pot - 14 cm. Sustee size L.